New Delhi: Amid the Supreme Court’s verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case leading to the cancellation of 122 spectrum licences, the Central Government has started finding out the prospects for filing a review petition challenging the Apex Court’s ruling in the country’s biggest scam worth crores.Observing the overall impact of the SC judgement on the telecom companies and customers, the Prime Minister has sought legal advice from the Attorney General in this regard, claimed the sources.

The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled 122 licences awarded to the telecom giants of the country terming the allocation illegal and unconstitutional.

The Apex Court had further directed the telecom regulator TRAI to carry out fresh bidding within four months.  Besides the SC has also asked TRAI to give recommendations to the government and further asking the later to give the final call on the recommendations made by TRAI regarding fresh auctions within a month.

Notably, the cancellation of 122 licences will have direct impact on telecom services. The contract with foreign companies including Norwegian company has been further complicated. Anticipating that the fresh allocation of the licences will have adverse impact on future foreign investments in the country, a larger section in the government favours the review petition before the Apex Court.

Therefore the Prime Minister has sought a legal advice from the Attorney General. The Prime Minister’s office has confirmed seeking advice however claimed review petition is a routine process which only fecilitates better implementation of the judgement.

JPN/Bureau